If you decide that you want to get a public health degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 public health schools in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With an overall population of 334,563 and a student population of 87,948, approximately 38,622 of Pittsburgh students attend one of Pittsburgh's schools that offer public health programs.
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is the largest public health school in Pittsburgh, based on student population. Approximately 70 students graduated in 2010 from University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus with credentials in public health.
In 2010, 111 students graduated with a public health degree from one of Pittsburgh's public health schools. If you decide to attend one of Pittsburgh's public health schools, you can expect to pay an average of $32,409 per year in instate tuition and $37,258 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,025 for public health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,050 per year, on average, for room and board at Pittsburgh-based public health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $24,026.
After graduating with your credentials in public health, if you decide to work as a public health professional in Pittsburgh, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 14,200 public health professionals in Pennsylvania. Of these public health professionals, 2,160 were working in the greater Pittsburgh area. The number of public health professionals in Pittsburgh is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public health professional in Pittsburgh is $77,510 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for public health professionals.
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